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to the successful palestinian bid for nonmember observer status at the united nations. israel now withholding $100 million in tax revenue from the palestinians. this after israel announced new settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem. aapparently in response to the u.n. general assembly win by the palestinians last thursday. joining us now as he does every sunday at this time, former united states ambassador to the u.n. john bolton. also a fox news contributor. good morning, ambassador. >> guest: good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> eric: as always. of course. the u.n. vote, does it really instead make peace more difficult and compromise more complicated in that region? >> guest: absolutely. this vote was fundamentally illegitimate. there is no palestinian state. there is nothing that meets the custnary international law definition. the palestinian authority violated the oslo accord trying to change the status of the west bank and gaza through a means other than negotiation. i have to say it was a vote that could have been won by the united states and israel. but that, leave it for a
we knew that the video was not to blame . why did president obama go before the united nations general assembly and six times make reference to a video when it was not the cause of an al qaeda terrorist attacks, so the american people want answers in an open setting and we are glad that secretary clinton will appear before us. >> is this the only committee she will testify before . will she talk with others. >> in our conversation with department of state it is it clear that the secretary will testify before our house committee and septemberor kerry foreign relations committee and those will be the only two committee hearings in which she will there might be other closed briefings. we have had enough closed brivings. i think the families of brave americans deserve answers and the american people need to be told the truth because what we want is not just a rehash the past but in the future make sure our posts guarded and the host government knows their penalties for the embassy and make sure there are indication of attack, we are taking pressures not to have them be open targets
successful palestinian bid for non-member observer state status at the united nations. david lee miller has the latest. >> israel says it is withholding the hundred million dollars because the palestinian authority owes israel state electrical company some $200 million. israel collected this money on behalf of the palestinian authority for taxes and customs duty. palestinian authority badly needs this cash to pay the more than 150,000 civil servants that is on its payroll. this is not the first time that the palestinian authority has had its money withheld. it happened two years ago. they held up the funds temporarily when they joined the unesco. hours ago mahmoud abbas got a hero's welcome. 35,000 people rallied and he said what happened in the u.n. was an historic achievement and it would strengthen united. they supported the vote but refuses israel's right to existed. now, the leadership is inviting the moderate party of the palestinian president to join their efforts in what they term the armed resistance. israel settlement construction on the west banks conned in response to the u.n. v
's bring in john boulton, form ambassador to the united nations and a fox news contributor, ambassador, thanks for joining us. this from egypt, giving this warning from the military and an ominous warning for the people of egypt. what can the united states do in terms of exerting influence over the president there, trying it take power back from the people? >> well, i think our influence over mohammed morsi, unfortunately, was revealed in the fact that he issued his decree, cutting back judicial review, the day after he announced the hamas-israel seas fire, back on november the 21st. i think unfortunately, it haf been a wink and a nod from the united states, or at least giving morsi the impression that he could act domestically without fear of intervention by us. i think in the current circumstances, the military is the part of the egyptian government over which we have the most influence because of decades of very substantial a assistance and we need the differences that we see being played out on the streets now, resolved by negotiation, to be a pretty strong signal from the military
at the united nations." meanwhile, the palestinians celebrated, israeli settlement construction on the west bank continued today. in response to the u.n. vote, israel said it was planning for additional construction in the same area where the pict the actual work, that could be years away. government gave green light for construction of 3,000 units in east jerusalem and elsewhere on the west bank. weekly cabinet meeting today prime minister benjamin netanyahu dismissed criticism of the settlement construction saying and i quote, "we will carry on building in jerusalem and in all areas on the map of israel strategic interest." if israel proceeds with the settlement plans the palestinians say it is going to make it immaterial possible for them to have -- make it impossible to have a viable state because it's not contiguous on the ground. united states addressed the settlement saying it was counterproductive. >> eric: we'll see what the palestinians do now that they can be more involved in the u.n. agencies and the criminal court, too. good to see you. >> jamie: go to egypt now. another big story w
proposal that critics say would bring the internet under tighter controls of the united nations katherine with the details now. >> with the slogan committed to connecting the world, the international telecommunications union, an arm of the un, has opened an 11-day conference which could act as a way it accesses the internet. >>- q. it could access every cell phone tablet and personal computer in the world. >> along with a webcam pain urging users to stand up for freedom, he is described as one of the fathers of the inner at the time -- of the internet and warn eds that it is on the agenda. such is the great of tee of the issue that the american delegation is bringing together firms that normally compete with one another. >> the u.s. official position has been no expansion of the jurisdiction and to the internet space, period. >> pictures released by the u.n show the opening day event in due by. delegates will update a treaty that applies to how phone calls are exchanged internationally. critics say it would be a mistake to apply the old standards to the age. . >> the internet is privately
the palestinians closer to the goal. it may bring challenging to the united nations system and israel. >> shannon: secretary clinton adds the only way for lasting peace in region is for palestinian leaders to sit down with israel and come up with a two-state solution. the u.s. opposed the resolution on thursday. two big guests on fox news sunday. discussing the stalemate of the fiscal cliff between white house and republicans on capitol hill. i sat down with the anchor chris wallace to hear more about the exclusive interview interviews. >> you had two key players. >> we had tim geithner the point man for president. and john boehner, the point man for the congressional and house republicans. >> geithner made the offer to boehner on thursday. boehner said, tells us, he was flabbergasted and said you can't be serious. it called for doublebe what the president talked about in public. not $800 billion in new revenue but $1.6 trillion in revenue. only $600 million in entitlement and spending cuts. well, that is not one to one or three to one. more revenue than spending cuts. they are really far away no
. united nations and others are condemning the launch saying it is a test of technology from missiles capable of reaching the u.s.. >> gregg: negotiations to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff draging on and on with little to show for it. in a weekly address, president obama saying he will not budge on his call to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> if we are serious about protecting middle-class families we're going ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that is one principle i won't compromise on. >> gregg: republicans sticking to their guns saying raising taxes is not the answer. here is florida senator marco rubio giving the g.o.p. weekly address. >> we must get the national debt under control. tax increases will not solve our $16 trillion debt. only economic growth and reform and entitlement programs will help the debt. >> gregg: time is running out. they have to go into effect january 1st is a budget deal is not reached before then but going over the cliff will it be that bad and rein in the spending and protect our children's future. let's talk about it with
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